Our client is looking to recruit an experienced Garment Technologist from a similar supplier background. You will be responsible for ensuring the quality and fit of samples across a mix of retailers and brands, and for one of the UK’s largest garment manufacturers. Product categories include mens’ formal tailoring, suiting and outerwear and casual wovens.
Garment Technologist - The Role:
- Attend regular meetings with sales, design & product development and customers to understand development needs and effectively put into work any new samples required.
- Attend and manage fit meetings, relay comments to customers & factories.
- Handle all submissions and approvals, lap dips, test reports.
- Produce clear and detailed technical specifications, and prepare technical packs for factories, problem solve and handle production issues.
- Ensure all technical information is kept up to date & any necessary alterations are made following sample reviews internally or by customers.
- Monitor samples through the making process using the critical path to ensure that they meet deadline dates, are to a high quality standard and meet all required specifications.
- Manage fit meetings with the customer and report fit comments back to the factories.
- Occasional travel to the offshore factories to assess products at Pre production and Production AQL stages and also customer visits.
Garment Technologist - Candidate Requirements:
- Minimum of 3years experience in similar supplier environment, within a garment technical/technologist position.
- Proven track record in establishing and maintaining quality and fit standards with factories.
- Excellent hands on experience of the fit process through to final production sample.
- Previous experience working across Men’s formal and casualwear, is desirable.
- A confident, enthusiastic, proactive individual with strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to interact effectively at all levels from factory workers to senior management.
- Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
- Self-motivated, someone who thrives on responsibility.
- A problem solver who can work on own initiative but also a team player with a good sense of humour!
- Ability to travel both in the UK and offshore as required, covering customer meetings and factory visits.
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